Awareness days and events calendar

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) supports a number of awareness events each year, particularly World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, and the annual Scams Awareness campaign.

For your own inspiration we have put together a calendar of awareness events for 2022, which is attached to this page. You may wish to use the calendar to promote your message, events and activities. The majority of events on the calendar have links to websites for further information. The dates highlighted in green may be of particular interest for those who want to raise awareness about financial abuse and scams.

National Safeguarding Adults Week

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 will take place from 21 to 27 November and will focus on the theme of responding to contemporary safeguarding challenges.

To mark National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021, which took place from 15 to 21 November, the Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board hosted 7 webinars on the following topics:

  1. Cyber awareness, fraud and scams.
  2. Cuckooing and county lines.
  3. Fire prevention and safeguarding.
  4. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and safeguarding adults.
  5. Modern slavery awareness.
  6. Professional curiosity and the challenges of disguised compliance.
  7. Trauma-informed practice: safeguarding adults.

If you would like to receive packs of information about the topics covered in the webinars, please contact the board office, email

Read our National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 special edition newsletter.

We launched a new ‘Tricky Friends’ animation (also available is a British Sign Language version), which is a 3 minute animation developed to help people understand what good friendships are and when they might be harmful.

We asked our partners to support our Connect to Protect Campaign (#ConnecttoProtectDerbyshire). The campaign encourages people to think about how they can connect with others – whether it is colleagues, friends, neighbours or family members – and ask how they are doing and whether they need any support.

It has been a difficult time for many people and some may feel anxious, lonely, worried about leaving the house, or integrating back into normal life. Since the last time you saw or spoke to someone, they may now require care and support, or their need for care and support may have increased.

If you are a professional, you may want to think about how to build your connections and links with agencies and networks in the safeguarding arena, so that you can support an adult with care and support needs.

Many professionals across all of our partner agencies are now working from home, so it is more important than ever we take the time to connect with colleagues and support each other.

Cyber Awareness, Fraud and Scams webinar

Watch our Cyber Awareness, Fraud and Scams webinar.

Trauma Informed Practice webinar

Watch our trauma informed practice webinar. 

Please note there was a technical issue with the sound for the Opening Doors: Trauma Informed Practice for the Workforce video played in the presentation at time marker 2 hours and 15 minutes.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which happens each year on 15 June. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we were not able to arrange our usual face-to-face community event, but that did not mean we had forgotten how important it is to keep focus on our message – there is no excuse for abuse.

In 2021 we lent our support by virtual methods, via social media posts and we published a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 newsletter, which is packed with details about new initiatives and links to information and support.

We produced a video presentation with help from 2 Derbyshire care homes, Ada Belfield in Belper and Rowthorne in Swanwick, whose staff and residents feature. The residents and care home staff really help to bring to life the messages we are so keen to share about recognising and reporting abuse and neglect, and we are grateful for their involvement in the project. The presentation is also attached to this page.

Scams awareness campaign 2021

The Citizens Advice annual scams awareness campaign aims to create a network of confident and alert consumers who know what to do when they spot a scam. In 2021 the campaign took place from 14 to 27 June.

Protecting people against scams is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis means more people are facing issues from employment and debt, to housing and health, resulting in more people being in vulnerable situations. Added to this, the overall heightened uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic is making everyone more vulnerable and more likely to fall victim to a scam. Empowering the public against scams is crucial during these uncertain times.

There are actions we can all take to report scams, share stories and raise awareness of scams to safeguard ourselves and others.

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